I was raised in the church since I was an infant. I was taught about Christ and the teachings of the Bible through Sunday school and church. However, I was a sinner who did not realize that my actions were going against God. Whether disobedience to my parents, lying or coveting I was truly unaware that my actions not only had a profound impact on those around me but on God also. I had been taught how these things were considered sins but never really grasped how I could be made new again through a relationship with Christ.
Eventually I came to the realization that my sins were separating me from God and I needed forgiveness to gain a better relationship with Him. I was also becoming concerned about the thought of eternity and where I would spend it once my life was over. After a Sunday school lesson at my childhood church I prayed a salvation prayer as a teenager privately and proclaimed this by joining the church. It was then that a sense of relief came upon me as I knew God would help lead my life and that I was not alone.
By no means am I a perfect person in Christ since I accepted Him. I still struggle with sin daily but I know I have Christ with me to help battle those demons. I am also aware that sin is a problem that can only be fixed by God. There have been times when I felt myself growing apart from God by lack of communication with Him. I felt great depression during these times. When I did make my way back to Christ I knew by grace that He would always be there for me.
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